Posts from the ‘Canada’ category

Giving up American movies and television

This is a rare cross-post from this year’s side project, One Year, One Canadian. April is the month I add movies and TV to the list…

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Health questionnaires and long hockey games

A couple of friends are running worthy projects at the moment, and I wanted to share them: The BC Generations Project is a cancer-prevention project sponsored…

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Important Movies Shot North of the Border

The other day I saw this neat map on Reddit. It’s supposed to show movies that best illustrate each of the fifty states. I got to…

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Darren Learns About the Long-Gun Registry

This is the second in a series of blog posts in which, well, I learn about things. Previously, I learned about the WNBA. Yesterday I was…

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I Missed “Polytechnique”

Earlier this year, Alliance Films released “Polytechnique “, a French-Canadian movie based on the 1989 Montreal Massacre at the École Polytechnique. Here’s the trailer: It’s been…

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Quebec’s Moving Day is July 1

Here’s a fact I didn’t know until today: Every year in Quebec, thousands and thousands of people pack up and move on July 1. It’s a…

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Ladies and Gentlemen… Leonard Cohen

The legendary Leonard Cohen is, as you probably know, on tour. He comes to Vancouver on April 19. Today the National Film Board blog features a…

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The Wild Horses of Sable Island

I was channel surfing the other day and happened upon a documentary entitled “Chasing Wild Horses”. It’s about Roberto Dutesco, a New York fashion photographer who…

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